Health

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New HIV notifications in the non-Indigenous population have stabilised while rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men have doubled over the past five years, according to new research.  

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An Indigenous former footballer who runs a suicide prevention charity, a military veteran who crossed the Bass Strait in a tinnie, and a woman who developed the world’s first Mental Health First Aid program are among the seven finalists in the inaugural Australian Mental Health Prize.  

knee surgery

There's often limited success for many common types of surgery and understanding the evidence is the key to deciding what's best for you, write Ian Harris and Paul Myles.

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Research into the health consequences of burning fossil fuels, preventing STIs and designing next generation orthopaedic implants are among UNSW projects to receive backing from the NHMRC.

alcohol

Changes to women's alcohol consumption have important implications for how we think about tackling harmful alcohol use, write Tim Slade, Cath Chapman and Maree Teesson.

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Over 55s with mild cognitive impairment can improve their brain function with high-intensity strength training, a new study has revealed.

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Women are catching up with men on their alcohol consumption and its impact on their health, according to international evidence collated by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.

red wine

Can drinking red wine containing resveratrol make you live longer? Perhaps, but you'd have to drink over a thousand bottles a day, writes Lindsay Wu.

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Avoidable hospitalisations among Aboriginal children are almost double those of non-Aboriginal children, UNSW research has revealed. 

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Infectious diseases expert Clifford Lane will deliver UNSW Medicine's Dean's Lecture, outlining the challenges ahead to find a cure for the close to 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS.

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